Margaret has nominated the squirrel as both a pest and a depression buster. She writes:
As you can see below, Sadie (right) and Karina (left) have found a great depression buster food. Is it the their thoughts of being able to capture and consume a squirrel that breaks the winter depression in this household or would actually eating the lil varmint deliver the nutrients necessary to fight those winter blahs?
Squirrels can be a lot of fun to watch but also serious pests when they decide to nest in someones attic or pilfer through a beloved garden. As wild game go I know that some people do eat these creatively pesty lil creatures. Considering the fact that their own diet consists of nuts, fruits, seeds and grasses plus some will even raid the nestlings of birds and eat their eggs and babies. All those goodies!! I think they surely must be quite qualified as a depression buster food suitable for human consumption. Although,…….for myself,…….I don’t think I’ll be setting up any traps or looking up recipes.
Margaret’s right. Squirrels are a good source of depression-fighting nutrients. They are an excellent source of B-12 and iron in particular. They are abundant in nature and could also be a good post-Apocalyptic food. (I am quite sure that our tree squirrels will survive the Apocalypse along with the carpenter ants.)
So have you ever eaten this depression buster food? What did you think?
Or is this just a pest at your house?
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